Synergy Classes

All partner stretching, massage, strengthening, and flying techniques have tremendous healing and therapeutic benefits; physically and emotionally. Synergy classes teach these methods and techniques for people of all levels of ability.

What's a Class like?

Each class consists of group circles, creative movement and warm up exercises, flying, partner stretches, strengthening exercises and thai massage. It is a 90 minute class and a space for students to slowly but consistently build on:

  • the physical skills of partner yoga:
    flexibility, strength, massage techniques, balance, and partner-assisting skills
  • the energetic attributes of the practice:
    trust, communication, playfulness, connection, listening, healing touch

While always inspiring a sense of community and unity.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy emphasizes listening, compassion and understanding as important and essential pieces of the Synergy practice. Teachers are trained to listen to the needs of the students, in order to understand and move at their level. Classes will aim to challenge your strength, flexibility, and communication skills in a healing environment.

If you're interested in introducing Synergy classes to your studio's schedule, just drop us an email and we'll get back to you:synergypartneryoga@gmail.com

Synergy has travelled all over the globe. To find a class near you, check out Find a Studio or take a looks at our CALENDAR.


Synergy Workshops

Synergy Workshops are a great opportunity for people who have had an experience of partner yoga and would like to gain greater depth and understanding of the practice.

During the workshop there will be opportunities to:

  • understand the positive effects of Synergy on the body
  • explore more levels of the practice
  • deepen partner-assisting skills
  • ask questions and converse
and more, as each workshop will be catered to the needs of the group. Workshops are typically 2.5 to 3 hours and are lead by experienced Synergy teachers that have been serving and collaborating with Synergy Partner Yoga. If you are interested in hosting a Synergy Workshop at your studio please email us with your request and any questions you may have to: synergypartneryoga@gmail.com CALENDAR

Teacher Trainings

[tabby title="The Training"] Synergy Partner Yoga is a healing art form that fine tunes and strengthens the human body and spirit through playfulness, thai massage, dynamic body conditioning, and therapeutic partner yoga. Synergy draws from many traditional healing modalities and art forms- from traditional Thai massage, yoga, martial arts, clown, and ancient meditation practices.

Synergy Teacher Trainings are heart opening, enriching & strengthening experiences. They’re made for people who are inspired to expand their knowledge and to build the skill set necessary to become a Synergy Partner Yoga Teacher.

Within our trainings, teachers are guided to listen to the needs of the students, in order to understand and to move at their level. Our philosophy emphasizes listening, compassion and understanding as essential components of the Synergy practice.

This training provides teachers with substantial information to communicate and teach Synergy with clarity, confidence and passion. We train our teachers to design classes that challenge a student’s strength, flexibility, and communication skills, all within a healing environment. In these trainings, you will learn to teach:

  • core strengthening/body conditioning
  • therapeutic flying
  • partner stretching
  • trust-building and play exercises
  • Thai massage & Ayurveda
  • guided meditation
  • yoga flow sequencing
  • the tools to give a 90 minute Thai Massage
Our trainings span 10-15 days and nights at various yoga retreat centers around the world. While every training includes 10 days of intensive instruction, the length of each one varies depending on location and additional activities.

We’ve found that having healthy food is a key component to supporting our teachers and their learning. Thus, within every training, we provide 3 gourmet, healthy meals per day. We work with great natural foods chefs to ensure that each meal is not only healthy but delicious.

At the end of each training, we provide our new Synergy teachers with a “Complete Teacher Resource Package”, which includes a hard copy of the newly-revised Synergy Manual and other resources to support you in your teaching journey. We also provide assistance in setting up your first classes & workshops.

We recommend that you prepare for the training by:

  • Watching the "Synergy Partner Yoga DVD" (this is included in the training cost)
  • Getting a basic understanding of the history and practice of Thai Massage by reading Thai Yoga Massage and Lotus Palm School by Kam Thye Chow
Our hope is that on completing the training you'll be inspired to share this practice, encouraged to freely express your unique teaching style, and feel supported on your journey to becoming a Synergy Partner Yoga teacher. For details of our upcoming training retreats see below and for future training check the Synergy calendar. If you are interested in hosting a Teacher Training, or you'd like more information, email synergypartneryoga@gmail.com
[tabby title="Curriculum"] The Synergy Partner Yoga Teacher Training is comprised of: • A daily flow or hot 26 & 2 class • A daily Synergy Partner Yoga class • Classes in core strengthening and body conditioning • Meditation and Qigong classes • Yoga and Thai Massage Anatomy • Daily Thai Massage classes • Breakdown of the Synergy Partner Yoga Practice
    ◦ Circle and Group Work ◦ Trust-building and play exercises ◦ Dynamic body conditioning warm-ups ◦ Partner Stretching ◦ Therapeutic flying ◦ Thai massage
• Synergy Partner Yoga Craft and Daily Reflection • Synergy Practicum: How to book and promote a workshop or retreat • Synergy Partner Yoga Teach Backs • Developing and teaching a full 90 minute class with a partner • Adventures and Mystery Events Synergy Partner Yoga Teacher Training Time Table The time table will vary depending on every training, and the needs of the participants within the training. Synergy is a holistic practice and this is reflected in how we train you as teachers. There is an inherent structure to our training, but like a class, it will always vary depending on what is going on in the moment with the students. We invite you to let go and trust us as we guide you through this experience. We have set the training up in collaboration with our teaching team and chefs to provide a space that is fluid and reflective of the needs in the moment. That being said we do ask you be on time when specified. We will also eat meals in family style, so we ask you be on time to meals. The chefs are very skilled and a part of the art of cooking is timing:) PREPARATORY CURRICULUM We recommend that you prepare for the synergy partner yoga teacher training by: • Watching the “Synergy Partner Yoga DVD” (this is included in the training cost) • Review the Synergy Partner Yoga Teaching Manual. • Get a basic understanding of the history and practice of Thai Massage by reading Thai Yoga Massage and Lotus Palm School by Kam Thye Chow

Other resources to review:

Thai Massage

• Thai Yoga Massage – A Dynamic Therapy for Physical Well-Being & Spiritual Energy – by Kam Thye Chow Advanced Thai Yoga Massage – Postures & Energy Pathways for Healing by Kam Thye Chow • Ayurveda & Thai Yoga Therapy – by Lotus Palm • Lotus Palm “Thai Massage Center” based in Montreal & founded by Francisco’s teacher – Kam Thye Chow – www.lotuspalm.com • The Five Tibetans – Five Dynamic Exercises for Health, Energy, and Personal Power – by Christopher S. Kilham • Your Guide to Functional Anatomy in Yoga “The Key Muscles of Yoga” and “The Key Poses of Yoga” by Ray Long, MD, FRCSC with Illustrator Chris Macivor • Anatomy Trains “Myofascial Meridians for Manual & Movement Therapists by Thomas W. Myers • Dharma Mittra Yoga Center: dharmayogacenter.com

Play

• The Art Spirit by Robert Henri • On the Technique of Acting by Michael Chekhov • Clowns For Beginners by Joe Lee • Free Play: Improvization in Life and Art by Stephen Nachmanovitch • Why is That So Funny?: A Practical Exploration of Physical Comedy by John Wright

Self-development

• Loving What Is by Byron Katie • Sacred Commerce: Business as a Path of Awakening by Matthew Engelhart (Author), Terces Engelhart (Author), Megan Marie Brown (Foreward) [tabby title="Teaching Path"] After The Synergy Partner Yoga Teacher Training Once you have completed the Synergy Partner Yoga Teacher Training Intensive your journey as a teacher is just beginning! We have a support network that is here to support you on your path. Post training you will receive: • Access to our teacher’s google drive with resources to support you in setting up workshop and classes in your area. This includes flyer templates, studio contact letters, pictures, sample classes, and more. *We have years of experience working with studios, businesses, universities, etc. all over the world and will offer you access to our experience and practical information already in place to help you in your area.* • We will put a bio and picture of you on our website. • Support in promoting your events and access to our growing Synergy Partner Yoga network. • Support from a friendly and loving teaching team available to help you by e-mail or phone whenever you need. We will do our best to provide you with support and answers to your questions, or guide you in the right direction. • You will be apart of a large collaborative of like-minded, loving people here to grow and serve each other. • As apart of our teaching network you will have the opportunity to contribute in sharing Synergy Partner Yoga in the way that you feel inspired and we will be here to support you in whatever way we can! [tabby title="Team"] TEACHING TEAM

Francisco Morales-Bermudez Francisco founded Synergy Partner Yoga in 2005. Since then his mission has been to share this practice in order to assist people in alleviating pain in their bodies, maintaining physical well-being and cultivating trust, connection and a playful vibration. Francisco grew up in Lima, Peru where he spent time in the ocean, playing soccer and becoming intrigued with healing touch. His intrigue turned into a passion and for many years he studied and learned from different art forms and exercise systems. Francisco studied: creative movement through afro-peruvian folkloric dances and performances & breakdancing yoga “School of Life” yoga ashram with Victor Landa, Bikram yoga, yoga with Dharma Mittra and Rusty Wells. He also studied capoeira angola (an afro-brazilian martial art) with Mestre Cobra Mansa healing touch & thai massage with Kam Thye Chow. These experiences contributed to the formation of Synergy Partner Yoga today. Francisco discovered that by creating a practice that brought together aspects of the art forms he studied, cultivated the space for healing. A healing that affected people emotionally, physically and spiritually in a profoundly positive way. Seeing how this practice changed his life and how it built community, transformed the way people relate and interact with each other, he decided to make it his mission to share what he had learned with as many people as possible. Today Synergy has traveled to homes, studios and families around the Globe. It continues to expand and touch peoples lives through the growing, dedicated Synergy Teacher family, supported and guided by Francisco. Francisco conducts workshops, classes, teacher trainings, and continues to learn, evolve and grow through developing Synergy Partner Yoga as well as from the people he meets and the places on his life journey.

Lucy Shelby Lucy Shelby is a yogi, actor, creator, comedian, and world traveler. Lucy has an extensive background in theatre, dance, and movement. She also holds an M.F.A. in Ensemble Based Physical Theatre from Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre. In the fall of 2007, she was certified as a Bikram Yoga teacher in Hawaii, and as a Synergy Teacher in Peru in 2009. For the last 7 years, she has been teaching yoga in studios across the world while pursuing her passion for theatre. She has had the privilege of learning from many different teachers: from great yogis to master clown teachers to renowned Balinese mask carvers. Currently, she partners with Francisco Morales-Bermudez and Sacha Webley as a part of The Synergy Teacher Training Team. Lucy trains yogis around the world in the therapeutic art of Synergy Partner Yoga. When she is not leading trainings, she lives in New York City where she teaches Bikram yoga, Synergy, and performs comedy. Lucy’s commitment in life is to radical transformation and to healing the planet through humor!

Sacha Webley Sacha Webley has been studying the meditative and athletic arts for the many years. He started studying in the Universal Tao meditation and chi gung system 15 years ago and has been practicing ever since. Sacha is also an experienced yogi and has trained with teachers all over the country. He is a certified Synergy Teacher, having completed the first-ever Synergy training in Mexico in 2007. Additionally, he is a trained martial artist who loves to wrestle and spar. Sacha’s commitment is to absolute awesomeness in the physical body, an awesomeness so awesome that it overflows and enriches our intellectual and our spiritual development. [tabbyending]

Upcoming Trainings



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Synergy Teacher Training
August 11-13 & 18-20
Mountain Yoga Sandy, Sandy, Utah

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Synergy TT in Idaho
September 22-29, 2017
McCall, Idaho

Find a Teacher

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    Melissa Mooney-Lopez

    michaeldabate@gmail.com
    Boulder, Colorado

    • BIO

      Melissa began practicing yoga over a decade ago. Yoga's ability to heal became abundantly clear to Melissa after years of living with the painful effects of multiple sports related injuries. She found yoga to be the only therapy to give her true physical and mental relief. It became obvious her path was to share this message with the world. She became a full-time Bikram teacher in 2009. Since her Bikram Yoga training she has continued her education, getting certified in Restorative Yoga, Synergy Partner Yoga, Kids Yoga and Pre/Postnatal Yoga. Off the Mat Melissa strives to blend yoga principals into all aspects of her life. Melissa founded Let's Balance Your Body a health and wellness brand that is dedicated to spreading the message of inspiration and wellness through social media, yoga events, transformational workshops and retreats. She has a true zest for life and is always seeking new ways to incorporate alternative approaches into her practice and teaching.

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    Daniela Semple-Fernandez

    (Synergy Teacher Training, Canada 2013)
    daniela.semple@gmail.com
    Hamilton/Dundas, Canada

  • synergy-partner-yoga-find-a-teacher-teacher-family-daniel-lopez

    Daniel Lopez

    (Synergy Teacher Training Tulum, Mexico 2008)
    danieldante.lopez@gmail.com
    Boulder CO

  • synergy-partner-yoga-find-a-teacher-teacher-family-kelly-anne-schrader

    Kelly Anne Schrader

    (Synergy Teacher Training)
    kelly@evolveholistically.com
    Bikram Yoga Grass Valley Nevada City

  • synergy-partner-yoga-find-a-teacher-teacher-family-katarina-lukin

    Katarina Lukin

    (Synergy Teacher Training Sutton, Canada 2013)
    k.lukin@hotmail.com
    Montreal, Canada

  • synergy-partner-yoga-find-a-teacher-teacher-family-liza-jennyfer-vallenas-arredondo

    Liza Jennyfer Vallenas Arredondo

    (Synergy Teacher Training Peru 2013)
    jennyfervallenas@gmail.com

  • synergy-partner-yoga-find-a-teacher-teacher-family-lucy-shelby

    Lucy Shelby

    (Synergy Teacher Training, Mexico 2014)
    lucyreidshelby@gmail.com
    New York

  • synergy-partner-yoga-find-a-teacher-teacher-family-rossana-montalvo

    Rossana Montalvo

    (Synergy Teacher Training, Peru 2013)
    clasesconrossana@gmail.com
    Lima, Peru

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    Elise Summer

    (Synergy Teacher Training, Mexico 2008)
    summerbug227@hotmail.com
    Boulder, Colorado

    • BIO

      I began my journey as chef at age 21 when I was managing a vegetarian restaurant (The Garden Grille, Providence RI). From then on I was passionate about cooking and serving folk's good healthy whole-some meals. I continued on my journey attending a 9 month Personal Chef training program in Boulder, CO. During which I helped open the kitchen at the local vegan restaurant. When I finished my course I decided to dedicate my time to building my Personal Chef business in the Boulder area. I worked as an independent local chef and part-time at a B&B and various other private parties and small family atmospheres.

      In 2003, after traveling to Mexico to explore the cuisine I was offered a job a yoga instructor at the top Yoga Retreat. So I decided to pursue my passion and profession as Yoga practitioner and teacher from 2001 - present. During my 8 years in Mexico I mainly focused on yoga and teaching local kids capoeira, English and painting classes. I also worked part-time as a personal chef. As a yoga and professional chef I dedicate and believe in serving others to the best of my ability. Whether it is nutritional guidance, stretching the body to relieve mind and physical tensions or teaching others how to take care of themselves in a positive affective way I will continue to be of service to others. I believe being a chef is about creativity and designing exotic flavor bursting dishes so people walk away remembering the flavors and sensations.

  • synergy-partner-yoga-find-a-teacher-teacher-family-sabrina-ourania

    Sabrina Ourania

    (Synergy Teacher Training, Mexico 2011)
    oraniayoga@gmail.com
    Reston, Virginia

    • BIO

      Sabrina Ourania is a Certified Holistic Health Coach & Synergy Partner Yoga Instructor. Her dream is to encourage a re-enchantment of Nature as sacred, by inspiring others to become conscious of their interconnectedness with all of life. Sabrina completed her Bachelors at George Mason University, where she studied Philosophy and Religious Studies. Her search for meaning led her to the Swami Satchidananda Ashram in Yogaville, where she completed her Integral Yoga Teacher Training in 2009. Since 2011, when she completed her Synergy Partner Yoga Training, she has been sharing the gift of Synergy Partner Yoga. More recently she has competed certifications in Thai Massage at the Thai Institute of Healing Arts. Sabrina is a graduate student at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, and will be completing her Masters in Health & Wellness Coaching this year, with concentrations in both Nutrition and Herbal Medicine. When she's not teaching or working with clients, you can find her facilitating women's circles, practicing astrology, and instagraming photos of her cats.

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    Camille Alexander

    (Synergy Teacher Training, Canada 2013)
    camialexander@hotmail.com
    Toronto, Canada

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    Tano Mazi

    (Synergy Teacher Training, Mexico 2009)
    tanomazi@gmail.com
    Washington, D.C.

    • BIO

      In the spring of 2008, TanO took his first yoga class. While it wasn't a life changing experience, he continued to takes classes all throughout the Washington DC area and found himself at a "Synergy" workshop almost a year later. For the first time, he felt enthusiastic about yoga and how playful, creative, and expressive it could be and subsequently attended a Synergy Teacher Training in Maya Tulum, Mexico in August of 2009. That experience set TanO on the path to become a certified yoga instructor.

      As TanO's practice grew more consistent he began to evolve physically, mentally, and even spiritually. After working part-time at the front desk and later as the manager of a local yoga studio, TanO taught his first yoga class in September of 2010. From that moment, TanO knew he had found his purpose. Over the next few years, TanO trained with many in the yoga world including Patty Ivey, Rolf Gates, and Baron Baptiste, all of whom he considers his teachers. TanO is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) and completed his 200hr Certification in April of 2012. TanO intuitively teaches a high-energy, power flow style yet adapts to the needs of his students.

  • synergy-partner-yoga-find-a-teacher-teacher-family-kirby-pouncey

    Kirby Pouncey

    (Synergy Teacher Training, Chicago 2011)
    kdp310@hotmail.com
    Boulder, Colorado

    • BIO

      I started practicing yoga in 2009, as soon as I found yoga, I was introduced to synergy. Synergy gave me a way to complement yoga and also to explore new ways of healing movement. The partnership you get to experience through synergy is such a gift, a way to share human expression with movement meditation and playfulness. I immediately fell in love with synergy; in summer of 2011 I attended a synergy teacher training. My first exposure with teaching synergy was to a huge group of children ages ranging from 5-12 years old, what a way to begin. I have been able to take synergy to the workplace, to the playground, and to my family. It has been a wonderful resource and I hope to continue to share it with people and spreading this movement therapy.

  • synergy-partner-yoga-find-a-teacher-teacher-family-frauke-ven-den-bogaard

    Frauke ven den Bogaard

    (Synergy Teacher Training, Peru 2012)
    fraukevandenbogaard@gmail.com
    Den Bosch, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

    • BIO

      Frauke is a 'traveler girl' that has come back to her Dutch roots since a year or two. Back in her hometown Den Bosch, she keeps up the traveling spirit in her work, projects and daily life. She is working as a primary school teacher at a Waldorf school, she offers retreats to women, teaches yoga, does social theatre projects at festivals and cooks vegan food for course centres.

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    Kait McDermott

    (Synergy Teacher Training, Philadelphia 2014)
    kaitlynemcdermott@gmail.com
    Philadephia, PA, USA

    • BIO

      Kait has been practicing bikram yoga for years and found synergy partner yoga when she attended an Open Heart Journey in Mexico. Synergy helped deepen her practice and relieve pain and inflexibility from multiple sports injuries. Since then it has been her privilege to complete teacher training and share this practice with others. Kait is a current nursing student with a passion for holistic care and the benefits of yoga, meditation and healing touch. She also loves playing guitar, reading about outer space and hanging out with her dog, Momo.

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    Bel Carpenter

    (Synergy Teacher Training, Mexico 2010)
    thehottestspot@gmail.com
    Vimana Yoga, Basalt CO, USA


    Emily Carpenter

    (Synergy Teacher Training, Mexico 2010)
    emmalc2@gmail.com
    Vimana Yoga Basalt, Colorado

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    Mindreau Andrea Isabel Ganoza

    (Synergy Teacher Training Vichayito, Peru 2009 & 2010)
    mindreau.andrea@gmail.com
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • synergy-partner-yoga-find-a-teacher-teacher-family-susie-benton

    Susie Benton

    (Synergy Teacher Training, Peru 2012)
    susiebfit@gmail.com
    Cocoa Beach, Florida

  • synergy-partner-yoga-find-a-teacher-teacher-family-brigitte-girard

    Brigitte Girard

    (Synergy Teacher Training, Canada 2013)
    brigitte.girard@yahoo.com
    Montreal, Canada

  • synergy-partner-yoga-find-a-teacher-teacher-family-kyla-dawn

    Kyla Dawn

    (Synergy Teacher Training Peru 2009)
    (Synergy Teacher Training Tulum 2011)

    kyladawnheart@gmail.com
    Blue Lake, California

  • synergy-partner-yoga-find-a-teacher-teacher-family-marines-contreras-buse

    Marines Contreras Buse

    (Synergy Teacher Training Peru 2010)
    marinescb85@gmail.com
    Lima, Peru

  • synergy-partner-yoga-find-a-teacher-teacher-family-brian-tjon-tjauw-liem

    Brian Tjon Tjau Liem

    (Synergy Teacher Training, Peru 2013)
    brianttl@gmail.com
    Peru & Holland
    www.sentidosthai.com

  • synergy-partner-yoga-find-a-teacher-teacher-family-diana-shorafa

    Diana Shorafa

    (Synergy Teacher Training, Canada 2013)
    dianashorafa@hotmail.ca
    Montreal, Canada

  • synergy-partner-yoga-find-a-teacher-teacher-family-michael-dabate

    Michael D'Abate

    (Synergy Teacher Training, Canada 2013)
    michaeldabate@gmail.com
    Montreal, Canada

  • synergy-partner-yoga-find-a-teacher-teacher-family-jose-alcantra

    Jose Alcantara

    (Synergy Teacher Training, Peru, 2010)
    joseluisalcantara@yahoo.com
    Lima, Peru

    • BIO

      Jose began practicing Synergy in 2009 and joined the group of Synergy Teachers in 2010. He dedicates himself to the circus arts with his speciality in balance (hand balance), a practice that combines contorsion, toning, and posture in perfect alinement. His exploration has taken him to take courses in iyengar yoga, bikram yoga, acrobatic gymnastics, and stretching. He describes his search as a mix of a science of peace, levity, harmony, growth, slowing it down, to be present... in balance.

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    Rebecca Rankin

    (Synergy Teacher Training, Mexico 2007)
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    • BIO

      Upon graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in architecture, Rebecca moved to San Francisco in her early twenties to pursue a career in the design field. It was in San Francisco where she began her hatha yoga practice. She found a passion for her own self-improvement, self-awareness, and self-realization. This commenced her journey; transforming her life of design into a life of healing and helping others.

      Rebecca completed the Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in 2006. Since then, she has been teaching full-time and continues to maintain her daily hatha yoga practice and meditation. In 2008, Rebecca attended the very first Synergy Partner Yoga Teacher Training. Rebecca has had the opportunity to travel and share her passion throughout the United States and beyond.

      Rebecca approaches both teaching and her own practice with compassion, passion, and dedication. She is known for her encouraging and optimistic style of teaching. Her positive attitude in and out of the yoga room is contagious. She has created city-wide Yoga Expos, organized summer yoga series for cities, led yoga workshops and retreats. "More yoga to more people - that's a good life".

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    Jelena Lepesic (Yellow)

    (Synergy Teacher Training Tulum, Mexico 2011)
    jelena.lepesic@gmail.com
    Kamloops BC, Tulum Mexico

    • BIO

      Synergy partner yoga is a perfect muse for Jelena as she feels at home in merging of people, cultures, traditions and playing. Jelena has been teaching yoga since 2005 internationally. These days, she works with Evolation Yoga Teacher Trainings and besides focusing on posture mechanics, anatomy or other subjects she integrates Synergy into trainings as a beautiful way to encourage team building. Her current studies are towards Doctor of Osteopathy, and or more specifically bridging the gap between yoga and medical science in order to deal with yoga related injuries, PTSD, and trauma. She loves to work with anyone who doesn't believe they can do "this or that" and Synergy Partner Yoga allows that element of "possible" every step of the way.

  • synergy-partner-yoga-find-a-teacher-teacher-family-candice-lim-hing

    Candice Lim Hing

    (Synergy Teacher Training, Peru 2012)
    bikramyogalangley@yahoo.com
    British Columbia, Canada

    • BIO

      Candice discovered yoga practice while traveling in India in 2003. She practiced everyday on the beach for a month and loved the mind body connection the practice brought. Upon returning to Canada, she wanted to keep practicing and found Bikram Yoga. Yoga made Candice feel mentally, emotionally, and physically better than she ever has so she wanted to share the practice with others. In 2004, Candice went to Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in Los Angeles. After teaching all over the Lower Mainland for a few years, Candice opened her first studio in Langley, BC. She currently runs the Bikram Yoga 360 studios. Over the years of teaching and practicing, she has seen the amazing healing benefits of yoga. Candice continuously find ways to expand her knowledge and to find ways to share yoga with others. She is also certified in Kids Yoga and Ghosh Lineage Master Core Yoga. She went to Peru with her husband Derek in 2012 to do the Synergy Partner Yoga Training with Francisco. She loves sharing the connection, playfulness and fun of synergy practice with her students. Check out http://www.yoga360.ca for upcoming Synergy Workshops.

  • synergy-partner-yoga-find-a-teacher-teacher-family-amanda-dykaan

    Amanda Dykaan

    (Synergy Teacher Training, Mexico 2008)
    adykann@yahoo.com
    Aspen, Colorado

    • BIO

      Amanda was born and raised in Basalt, Colorado a little town outside Aspen. She first discovered Bikram Yoga while attending college at the University of Colorado at Boulder and went on to become a certified instructor, attending one of only two teacher training sessions in Honolulu, Hawaii in the spring of 2007.

      Becoming a Bikram was the touchstone to Amanda's lifelong pursuit of health, wellness and the healing arts. A former marathon runner and lifelong skier, yoga was the gate to forging a deep enough connection between her body, mind and spirit to want to share her knowledge with others. In March 2008, she traveled to Tulum, Mexico and became a certified teacher of Synergy. Synergy took that desire to another level because it provides a connection between participants that is more hands-on than yoga and introduced her to a way of massage that is more interactive than some of the more traditional styles. She feels blessed to live in Colorado and spread this beautiful healing art throughout the community where she was raised.

      Amanda has completed several yoga certifications, and is 500hr RYT and has her 200 E-RYT. Most recently, she has obtained her Masters Degree from the University of Santa Monica in Spiritual Psychology with an emphasis in Consciousness, Health, and Healing.

      "Synergy is difficult to define, to put into words," Amanda says. "Synergy happens every time it is practiced. The power of touch, and trust, communication, and not-thinking, is uncovered, discovered and explored every time. It is a true healing art."

Find a Studio

Bikram Yoga Calgary South
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
www.bikramcalgarysouth.com

Bikram Yoga Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
www.bikramyogamtl.com

Beloved Yoga
Reston, VA
www.belovedyoga.com

Bikram Yoga Hamilton
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
www.bikramhamilton.com

Vimana Yoga
Basalt, CO
www.vimanayoga.com

Punto Om
Lima, Peru
www.puntoomyoga.com

Juice Box Yoga
Truckee, CA
www.juiceboxyoga.com

Sentidos Thai
Lima, Peru
www.facebook.com/SentidosThai

Fit Club 24
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
www.fitclub24.ca

Bikram Yoga Langley
Langley, British Columbia, Canada
www.bikramyogalangley.com

Bikram Yoga Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
www.bikramyogalethbridge.com

Bikram Yoga Chaddsford
Synergy Kids Class
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
www.bikramyogachaddsford.com

Hot 8 Yoga
Santa Monica, CA
www.hot8yoga.com

Haute Yogi
Manhattan Beach, CA
www.hauteyogimanhattanbeach.com